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-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy high school. we'll look quick, that was the cafeteria and pieces of portable classrooms smashed into it
in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app? >> scrabble. >> sometimes i want to yank that out of your hands. >> and all that matters. >> an endangered thi
. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its w
ago more reassuring news. we will take you live to the hospital in houston. also, it is a nightmare for new yorkers. standing on a subway platform, and they are usually very crowded. when somebody pushes you in front of a moving train. this week it happened again. police now say someone has been charged in this. and a twist in their investigation, now they are calling this one a hate crime. stay close. i'm dominique dawes and there's a big advantage parents can give their kids -- making sure they get active at least 60 minutes each day. studies show that physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy, it can enhance important skills, like concentration and problem solving, which can improve academic performance. this means physical activity can help your kids in the most important game of all -- life. update you on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is now out of intensive care. doctors moving him into a regular patient room at the houston hospital where they have been treating him since november. president bush who is 88 years old, the oldest living former
could close ports from houston to boston. it would cripple shipping operations, and of course, impact the economy as early as next week. the union has been work without a contract since september and as many as 14,000 workers could hit the picket line starting this sunday. >>> big retailers have agreed to recall baby recliners which have a deadly defect. 150,000 nap nanny infant recliners are being blamed for at least five deaths and dozens of reports of babies falling, as well. the recliners have been on sale for about four years, and retailers agreed to this recall after the manufacturer went out of business. parents should return it for a refund. >>> a florida dad is angry after the christmas present he bought at a pawnshop for his teenage daughter had some x-rated extras. turns out the tablet george sanchez purchased was loaded with hard core porn. computer experted tried to delete them but unable to restore them to factory settings. the pawnshop says it was sold as is and no returns. i would be angry too, if you bought that for something and there was porn on it. >> people who do
as you have whole east coast, all the way around florida into houston? >> i think that is part of it, but unions have worked over the years with management on the contract, what is has been discussed and packages are between the union and management, they are a critical component; if we don't have ports that are operating and moving efficiently they will throw a wrench into the sim, and ha a huge impact. tom: how far into the country? you are talking about the ports issue we showed map down from boston down to houston. but, you were talking about the truckers and so on. look at that, this is a big chunk of the nation, how far inland do they go? will we see retailers shelves that are empty? >> not just localized to the ports, all companies throughout country, importers and exporters rely those ports to move their products in and out, if the strike or shut down goes on for more than a couple of days you will see an impact on retail shelves with products not available later this year, retailers in process of bringing in early spring merchandise in january from, easter shoes on patio fu
residents will be able to return home. >> for president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. he has been there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. a spokesperson says the 88 year old is on an all liquid diet and has been and i see you sense sunday. he was originally admitted to the hospital for a bronchitis like cough there at the cop has improved with a fever is not the issue. >> the good news forumbers this morning we had a drop of a number of americans filing for unemployment last week. for the month we are at the lowest level for unemployment claims and nearly five years. the labor department said that weekly applications dropped to 350,000 and that's 10,000 fewer applicants than expected. the four week average at less also measure fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. the country is edging closer to follow up the fiscal cliff and there are no signs of a compromise between, between democrats and republicans. present obama returns to watching today after cutting as holiday vacation in hawaii short. house and senate
. houston, you were seeing a high at mid-20s, now 8 on your wednesday. as we take a look over toward europe, continuing to see a low-pressure system moving across the british isles. bringing us heavy rain and icing conditions in portions of the uk. seeing slippery roads out here, also gusty winds pushing off toward the low country, also seeing heavy rainfall and into the alpine regions, winds gusting up to right around 100 kilometers per hour could be expected here, plus heavy snowfall. the good news outside of the mountains, temperatures for your high temperatures on your thursday are going to be mild here. london, a high of 8. paris, up to 11. look at rome and athens, both a pair of 17s here on your thursday. now here's a look at your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us at nhk news, have a great day. thanks for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
is out of intensive care. mr. bush, who is 88, was hospitalized with bronchitis last month in houston. he was moved into intensive care december 23 after he developed a fever. doctors say his condition is improving and he was moved to a regular hospital room today. they say he is in good spirits. >>> well, our recent winter storms have washed away many of our memories of last year's very dry season. but for those keeping track, the storms have concerns we could be headed for another drought. >> reporter: snow fell again today in california's mountains, the latest in a string of storms. >> if this particular trend continues, we'll be looking at excess water rather than a water shortage. >> reporter: meteorologist paul deanno says the mounting snow pack, already 146% higher than normal, means the state's reservoirs will be in good supply. >> it's almost like putting water in a bank and then saving it for summertime, when we get virtually no rainfall. >> my gut feeling is this is going to be a good year for us. >> reporter: john is a water manager in southern california, where part of l.a.'s
that milestone. >>> nfl wide receiver andre johnson, number 80 of the houston texans took a dozen at-risk children on an 80 second shopping spree at toys"r"us. can you imagine how fun that would be? the final bill of almost $20,000 was paid by johnson's charitable foundation. that's great. >>> the infant daughter of jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs will collect at least $1 million from the nfl's surviving child fund. belcher killed the baby's mother, kasandra perkins, and then his self on saturday. >>> for now, disgraced cyclist lance armstrong is holding on to his olympic bronze medal from the 2000 games in sydney. they postponed a decision to strip him of the medal but is expected to do so. >>> before a tennis match in london on sunday, they turned out to play mini tennis on ice near the national history museum to promote the event. that looks too easy. >>> just ahead, this year's grammy nominees and the head cbs honcho weighs in on the angus t. jones drama. >>> plus, south korean singing sensation psy may mock it in his video gangnam style but we'll tell you why he's living
outside of houston, we've got thunderstorms, and now this has to slide through. veronica, there's still rough weather. not as bad as yesterday, but everyone on the east coast, get ready for the cold air, you're next. >> be careful on the roads. >> yeah. midwest -- middle of winter. >> a mess? all right, thanks, bill. >>> while getting around on some of the snow-covered roads might be treacherous, at least drivers are getting a break on prices at the pump. according to the lundberg survey, the average in price for regular gas has dropped by ten cents over the past three weeks to $3.38 a gallon, which is 46 cents less than two months ago. the survey finds prices are expected to keep falling as refiners cut how much they are charging distributors and retailers. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner are keeping mum on their face-to-face negotiations at the white house sunday as they try to avoid the fiscal cliff. as the clock ticks down, it appears some republicans may be softening their stance. brian mooar with the latest on this story. >> reporter: president obama and house s
? houston with an update. what can you tell us? >> i spoke with a bush family spokesman earlier and he told me that doctors are seeing a slight ilprovement in the former president's condition. his fever is gone. the 88-year-old former president remains in the hospital in houston where he has been since before thanksgiving suffering for a chronic cough. doctors remain optimistic that he will make a recovery despite the set back of fever and weakness. yesterday they visited for christmas and brought with them chinese food. it's a bush family tradition on christmas day for a dinner yesterday. the chinese food came to him. the former governor of florida plans to return soon. their sister dora is visiting the former president today and despite all this, doctors can't tell us when she will be going home. >> coming up, a newspaper coming under fire for posting an online database of local gun permit holders. some say the database puts their safety at risk. we will talk about that. a few days left for lawmakers to make a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. john boehner has not called members b
last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are saying on the ground in houston. he is 88 years old. in the hospital a little over a month. fought a bronchiol infection. it has taken its toll. and going into icu got everyone excited. but doctors wanted him there just to keep track of how he is doing. monitoring him more minutely. the family wanting to keep a tight lid on information. some family members coming in. dorothy, george w. wish, number 43, maybe jeb bush rushing to the bed side. the family wants everyone to know that they thank them for their concern, but they hope s
is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's largest companies and what they denied and what this could mean for other employers. gregg: the storm system working its way up the coastline causing messy traffic, airport delays. we've got video from one of the hardest-hit areas. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents this far in ohio turnpike. and wish people would slow down a little bit, you know? it's pretty slick. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting broncho
question that question now. >>> now to some surveillance video from houston. trust me, when you see this, you're going to want these bad guys put away for a long time. the gang of thieves ripped off a daycare center. three or four young men were captured on surveillance camera. there's one right there. going in, they shattered the glass door, then stole six tvs and several game consoles. that ain't all. and one thief took the time to hop on a tiny tricycle and ride it around the yard of the building. >> it's a total lack of respect. unfortunately, i think that's the mentality these days. >> the owner says he's hoping everyone involved in the burglary will be spending next christmas in jail. to that, i'm sure we all say amen. amen. >>> air travel is starting to get back to normal after that deadly winter storm tapered off. but the cleanup job goes on for parts of the northeast, just pounded by the drenching downpours and record snow. abc's john schriffen reports. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. powerful snap-like twigs in arkansas and this pickup truck in southern illinois. stru
that should give way to sunshine. around the country mostly cloudy skies in houston and cloudy into denver 53 degrees. a cool 47 in chicago and 45 degrees but mostly sunny in new york. low clouds and thick fog early on today that should begin to break up throughout the day and by the afternoon a little bit of sunshine sneaking through. temperatures going to stay fairly mild in most spots but we'll see a return probably of some low clouds an thick tule fog in the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning. temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the south bay. 50s into antioch. probably low 60s into livermore and also walnut creek. and inside the bay sunshine this afternoon and a couple of passing clouds. and temperatures in the 50s and 60s. next couple of days, we are going to see some decent weather. it should stay dry. warmer as we head in towards sunday and monday. we'll stay dry to the middle of next week. back to you. >> thank you. a phone call between president obama and house speaker john boehner may be a positive sign in all of this "fiscal cliff" drama, they spoke yesterday raising hopes that f
speech. we had some cases we had the houston state university case, free-speech they were made to tear it down by the campus. we have a video about we work with them on and whether it is -- then there is the phenomenon of the free speech zones which some philosophy students don't know about. they restrict freedom of speech to a tiny areas on campus. one of my early experiences fighting these was texas tech university where 28,000 students, one of the largest universities in the country contacted by in time for mix students who wanted to have a protest of what was going to be and they are being told that they have to get into a 20 feet wide gazebo which was the only place for free-speech activities on campus. 28,000 students. i had a friend who is a math degree from mit who did an analysis of this and worked out if god forbid all 28,000 students wish to express themselves at once you would have to crush them down to a rhenium of 238. [laughter] very serious like no, no, to 38. so that's -- the universities are allowed a reasonable time restrictions, things that allow people to study but
. andre johnson of the houston texans took a dozen at risk kids on a shopping spree at toys "r" us. the final bill of almost $20,000 was paid for by johnson's charitable foundation. >>> the infant daughter of jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs will collect at least $1 million from the nfl's surviving child benefit. belcher killed the baby's mother and then himself on saturday. >>> for now disgraced cyclist lance armstrong is holding on to his olympic bronze medal. the olympic committee postponed a decision to strip armstrong of the medal but is expected to do so. >>> and the fourth tennis match in london on saturday between two former rivals at wimbledon, they turned out to play mini tennis on ice near the national history museum to promote the event. baby ping-pong. and now for a look at your weather, here is bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning. >> i wouldn't trust you to do that. >> i know. you'd go for the overhead shot, right? >> yes. right between the eyes. you know me very well. >> you have good tennis skills, too. no tennis in new england tod
to be improving at a houston hospital this afternoon, even singing to his doctors and nurseman. a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in good spirits. the former president has been hospitalized now for more than a month. doctors say they're still optimistic about his recovery. >>> policy tigds and leader remembering general norman schwarzkopf, the man who commanded forces in the first gulf war died yesterday of complications from pneumonia. andrea mitchell looks back at his career and explains how he earned his nickname. >> reporter: nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temper, norman schwarzkopf was an american original. colorful and blunt-talking, he used his prewar briefings to try to sca to. >> reporter: when the decision to go to war was made, he was ready with a plan to outflank the iraqi forces. former president bush with brian williams last year. >> i remember when he came and presented his plan at camp david to us. we fine-tuned it a bit or asked that it be fine-tuned, but he was a great soldier. >> reporter: commanding 540,000 americans and allied troops, general schwarzkopf'
on sunday between labor union shipping at ports from boston to houston, could be halted. insiders say a deal looks like a long shot. right now over 14,000 workers are threatening to strike at 14 major ports. you see them go all along the south and east coast. not only will a strike cause billions of dollars a day, it will force shipping costs to rise. things will be delayed coming in. right now the union is fighting for workers to be paid per shipping container, which comes out to a salary of $124,000 per year for each worker. >>> mother nature adding insult to injury to people still trying to recover from super storm sandy. many in sea bright, new jersey, was devastated down there, say this week's nor'easter was like being kicked while down. one homeowner picked what she could salvage from sandy in a container. she sadly discovered it flooded. >> i don't know what to do about that. i'll have to -- first of all, get it out and get it someplace and dry it out. >> juliet: i drove down there three weeks ago, i could not believe what i saw. about 150 out of the 300 people who live there stayed.
, oxygen tank two blew up causing oxygen tank one to fail. >> houston, we have a problem. >> houston we have a problem, words forever linked to commander jim loveville. >> when the explosion occurred i thought to myself, why me? why didn't i go on apollo 12 or wait to apollo 14. for a little while i couldn't believe what was happening and then all of a sudden i said, well it is me and it is now. so what's next? jon: jim lovell, one of my all-time heroes. you can catch the entire documentary, fox news reporting, fly me to the moon, airing this sunday 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. heather: i will definitely tune in for that. that is a good one. you heard of pacemakers for the heart but how about one for the brain? a promises new break through offering hope to alzheimer's patients. >>> plus how do you like your cup of joe? these elephants help make one of the world's most exotic coffees. 50 bucks a serving. the coffee beans, that's a whole different story. stay tuned. ligations, but oblig. ligations, but oblig. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i rea
. houston, texas, breaking a record yesterday of 83 degrees. delaware, georgetown, 73. flint michigan, 65 degrees, all going do come to an end. we have a pattern shift on the way. all of the cold air has been bottled up across canada but a dip in the jet stream and the cold air is going to spill southward so temperatures in the 20's and 30's tonight and into the weekend as things start to change and it feels more seasonal. trace? >>trace: back to normal, good to see you. >> president obama is preparing to ask congress for additional emergency aid money for victims of super storm sandy. the final price tag is $50 billion. that is according to multiple sources in washington, dc but the states hardest hit asked for more, new york, new jersey and connecticut have asked for $82 billion in aid as lawmakers debate spending cuts linked to the upcoming fiscal cliff. the deadly storm destroyed or otherwise damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses knocking out power to millions of people along the northeast coast. be careful what you say in front your television because one day soon it
, whitney houston. beat out hurricane sandy. election 2012. bob's favorite thing to commiserate about. hunger games. and to lin jeremy lin. i still have my jersey. >> bob: who is that? >> eric: basketball player. that's it for us on "the five." thank you for watching. >>> i am greg gutfeld. welcome to "red eye." or as i am known in canada, the ontario open robe. let's go to andy levy for a pre game report. andy, what is coming up on tonight's show? >> way to nail that cold open. our top story, is a white tennis player imitating serena williams racist? why not? everything else is. and would we have a budget deal if women were in charge? women say yes, but men say, football, video games. and in the midst of a contract dispute, flight attendants choose to select lively -- selectively with 408d -- withhold services. greg? >> what is wrong with your left sleeve? >> what is that? >> what is wrong with your left sleeve? >> i don't believe anything is wrong with it. >> i believe something is wrong with it. look at it. >> it is not buttoned. >> exactly. what kind of code are you doing? >> my r
with houston has come a serious ones. i believe arafat could've made a deal at oslo and there could've been peace. i am not naÏve. but i think the constant building of settlements is undermining israeli security, causing the world to condemn israel and invite to know what your answer is. disease risk is to keep the territories and rollover of the people? hybrid a two-day affair. what's your solution here? >> you have to read the chapter about the three state solution. but briefly i will answer it. my vision is his long-term vision and also in israel politicians who speak to you. but from enough and and i'll show you 20 days. i offer the opposite. i do vote for me now in the vote will be made in years. i don't and you will answered. nothing will happen tomorrow morning. my long-term vision speaks about three state for the palestinians have been to jordan. it will be negotiated with the israelis and palestinians and palestinians will be think that egypt. you have the muslim brotherhood and hamas with issues of sharia law, israel, u.s. poquoson nevermind. it would be allowed walk together and
the country. i can tell you that it is not a question of texas and new york, it is houston and dallas. the difference between what people want, are willing to expect -- willing to except and think is appropriate, that is the essence of the issue here. if you look at the polls, when it comes to the budget, everyone wants the government to do what it is doing now but they want to pay less for it. a good track, if you can figure it out. host: joshua gordon is the policy director for the concorde. thank you for joining us this week. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> since that conversation, not much has changed. we expect the house and senate to be back in at 4:30 eastern. the senate is in recess subject to the call of the chair. right now they are meeting in the separate caucuses on capitol hill to discuss their potential resolutions to the fiscal cliff. we are hoping to hear from harry reid outside the ohio corridor. we will bring you those comments live in the next couple of minutes as the happen. ultimat
, whitney houston was number one for us. >> we have a list of all of them. >> when you look across all of them, people is such an important thing for us. we're very curious about all these interesting stories of all these people of the whitney houston story, so many people had such a connection to her, that one took the top for that reason. also on the list of searches, jeremy lin was number five for us. the linsanity, you'll remember that from earlier in the year. he was the biggest athlete search of the year. and the two big events for google searches, we had the election. that was a big thing. people looking for information about the candidates. and you also had superstorm sandy, people looking for information about the storm and the aftermath. >> in those cases, a little bit of a public service, at least with the storm. that's interesting. imagine something like what happened with whitney houston, a very intense search for a period of time, and then it tapers off. are there certain categories of search that are just more popular overall? >> i definitely think people and celebrities
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. damian in houston, texas, independent caller. . caller: good morning. texas is a right to work state. right to work states tended to victimize the employees. is employers don't have what a level standards for employment and it tends to create a high turnover, a love of the discrimination in the workplace -- a lot of discrimination. people feel they are not secure in their job and they often end up leaving or are fired because they are required to do so much for so little and it tends to make one feel as though things fe fort going to be sav the long term. host: here's the "washington times showing a map of the states in green that have right to work laws. so that's the argument, companies will come to the states that have right-to-work. these are the top five states for a business and they also have right-to-work laws. caller: i see the statistics, but i think sometimes the statistics are manipulated in a way. although these states appeared to be productive, there's a lot of criteria involved that may not be evaluated. and sometimes, even in a system where there appears to be a very
an eye this morning on former president george h.w. bush in stable condition in houston. he's being treated for bronchitis. his office says the former president is expected to be released in the next few days. bush, by the way, is 88 years old, the oldest living former president. >>> the fiscal cliff is looming. we'll weigh through differences among lawmakers and see what sticking points are threatening to stall our economy. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius. yeah, genius. you guys must have your own loyalty program, right? well, we have something. show her, tom. huh? you should see november! oh, yeah? giving you more. now that's progressive. call or click today. ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actually like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the sh
at houston's methodist hospital. he was admitted eight days ago and is being treated for bronchitis. his office says the former president is expected to be released in the next few days. bush is 88 years old. the oldest living former president. >>> and to staten island now where a town hal meeting where victims of superstorm sandy got so heat that had we had to share it with you. >> you think it's a joke. you really think it's a joke. you go home for the holidays, i don't! but you sit there. >> our affiliate wabc captured a very tense scene as you see it there. this was on thursday night as more than 700 people angry about the slow pace of the recovery efforts sought answers from fema representatives about when they could expect relief. some residents reportedly walked out of the meeting while fema officials talked about how to register for assistance. >>> can you imagine the frustration there? >>> women at war, many are barred from parts of the military, now some are going to court for their right to fight. we'll talk with one service woman about her own struggles in the military. who h
and was never a sergeant. sergeant craigslist pulsey started standing guard outside of houston elementary school after the shooting at connecticut. but according to the department of defense, pulsey is not a 10 year veteran of the marine corps and was never deploys i read or afghanistan. he served nine months to send it was a private first class back in 2007. once schoolmistresses learn that he was lying about his service record, pulsey was kicked off campus. >> we will be right back. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] yo
dose of bad weather. a 25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell unon his truck. snow covered the ground in longview and turned dallas into a winter wonderful land. blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. >> people flying home after christmas may be stranded. that storm is disrupting travel plans for airline passengers. snow, thunderstorms, sleet, tornadoes and high winds have grounded plains across the central united states. that's affected flights along both coasts. delays wracked up from dallas to new york. more than 400 flights were canceled by this morning. >> new this morning a major blow to the government of syria. the general of military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens of generals have left since the crisis started in march of last year he is one of the highest ranking officers to abandon the government. senate taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp
at a houston hospital. i once was lost but now i'm found was blind ♪ >> first lady barbara bush called the band one of her husband's favorites and asked them to serenade him while he was in the hospital suffering from bronchitis and other related issues. al roker is in pasadena. lucky guy. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by ankkellogg special k products. >> awful nice of you, andrea. thank you very much. we are literally riding high, 17 feet in the air, this is the rfd tv float. it is a giant john deere tractor. take a look at our other camera, all the detail. you see tea leaves, parsley covering this, aall these flowers. it is awfully cool. we'll have 13 vintage tractors following them here on the rose parade route that kicks off tomorrow, 11:00 am eastern, 8:00 am pacific time right here on nbc. let's get you caught up as far as your weather is concerned. and we are looking at, for new year's day, new year's eve day, a lot of rain down from the south into texas, mid mississippi river valley, snow showers from west new york back into the southwest. rain along the pac
/patriots. super bowl preview. indianapolis/houston next week as well. >> exciting week. one final note with rob and paula out. quick update on the nfl picks competition. a rough week for everyone. ultimately no movement. rob still lead paula by a game. he is three games ahead of the commish and the fans. all right, jason. thank you so much. >> good stuff. going to feed me food. >> yeah, hot dogs and curly fries. let's fire it up. we'll see you in a little bit. >> another movie, casablanca premiered 70 years ago one of the best then movie of all times. >> all these years later, one of the film's uncelebrated stars is in the spotlight at an aughtict house here in new york. abc's david muir has more. ♪ ♪ that no one can deny >> reporter: one of the greatest romantic scenes of all time, shot may of 1942, flashback to paris, ingrid bergman and humphrey bow guagart. in fact, the first scene filmed for casablanca, bogart and bergman met a week before but would convince all who watched they were madly in love. right there in front of them. the 58-key piano where sam sings -- ♪ as time goes by >>
us now from houston. thanks for joining us. what are two or three of the most important things you can tell business people watching for what they have to do to just? >> thanks, dennis. issue number one, the most important thing is to be aware of the new regulations that are coming out. there will be hundreds of pages of regulations between now and the end of the first quarter and they're going to need to know those rules because those rules fill in gaps the obamacare legislation left out. those rules of telling you how to calculate full time employees, how to provide notice to those employees of the new benefit provisions if you in fact change the terms of your plan. another big thing to keep in mind is how to absorb the new cost. there will be cost across the board. obviously there will be premium advances because cost of doing business in the insurance industry will go up. there's also going to be administrative fees that will be tacked on to the insurance companies for participating in the health-care health insurance exchange on the state level. free.5% administrative fee for
about. the population's going. or houston the impact. it's just not in their thought process to think that they have a problem with unemployment or housing. detroit, columbus, other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. other parts of massachusetts don't. so i think this has to be very localized and figure out how you solve that. so it's going to be tight until we get rules figured out and then you bring in private capital. but i'm not sure that's all together a bad thing but i think we have a lot more granular by-city or by-community to figure out what the answer should be. >> turning now to the customer relationship and how it's changing in response to the very dramatic developments in the bank and developments over the last several years so, first of all, i was delighted to hear about your efforts regarding home buyer -- over the past few years people need to understand what they are getting into when they make this enormous commitment but let me ask you about the change in the different potential change. it was reported a couple weeks ago in one news article that i saw
the university of houston. were very much looking forward to your comments today. thanks for being here. [applause] >> thank you. well, thank you. i really appreciate the opportunity from each one of you. our nation is actually wrestling -- [inaudible] a large amount of debt the united states is facing. i will outline the challenge we face. i'll also show you some transforming health care is one of the ways we can solve that issue. i'll demonstrate how new approaches to integrating the delivery system and how it is already achieving some result outside of the federal government. the health care can harness simplicity, has sustainability, even if the health care system undergoes some significant transformations. first, but to take a moment and talk about ohio and cleveland and how they're addressing some of these large issues here locally. particularly a recently announced demonstration of integrating care for coverage for the dual eligible. the dual eligible or individuals covered by medicare and medicaid. i don't know if you know this, but dual eligible operation represents 20% of the
facing the country. he holds the undergraduate degree from texas a&m, and mba from university of houston. we are looking forward to your comments today on this very important topic. thanks for being here. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you, everyone. [applause] well, thank you. i really appreciate the opportunity to address each one of you. as we talked today, our nation is actually wrestling with one of the largest issues, probably in a long time. that's our debt, and the large amount of debt that the united states is facing today. i will outline the challenge we face. i will also show you transforming health care in the ways we can solve this debt issue. i'll demonstrate approaches in the delivery system and how it's already achieving results outside of the federal government. i'll describe how health care can harness simplicity to have stability as we undergo transformation. first, i want to take a moment and talk about ohio. and cleveland. how they are addressing some of the large issues here locally. particularly, the recently announce the demons
: hi, megyn, yes. that famous phrase, houston, we've got a problem, well, the normally-secretive north korea has announced they've got a problem also with their planned missile launch over the next few weeks. now, what the spokesman for north korea said was that there was a technical problem with their engine module, and they didn't really elaborate any further than that. but they did say they were extending the launch period from now until december 29th. and they added despite the problems, they were pushing ahead with final preparations for the launch. scientists say the problem could be the unusually freezing weather around the site at the moment which could stall the liftoff. some analysts also suggesting the delay may be, in fact, because its ally, china, has put pressure on by i don't pyongyanp the launch. but kim jong un seems to be pushing for the rocket test. remember, both his father and grandfather. pyongyang has called the planned launch a peaceful bid to push forward its space program and says it was the last wish of kim jung-il. and december the 17th is also an auspicious
in houston. >> caller: hey, stephanie. first time caller here and i love your show. why do everybody seem so surprised when the right-wingers keep pulling these stunts? >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it kills me when i see people lined up in the streets, rain and snowing, and they are protesting away -- these people do not care for us why have we started voting these people into office. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i get so mad seeing this ona daily basis. >> stephanie: that's the thing boehner is claiming a mandate for the house -- a million more people voted for democrats even for the house. it's because of redistricting, and he knows that. our caller is right. really did people vote to have them do the same thing other again. >> yeah. >> stephanie: we'll talk to representative jan schakowsky about it next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ event. >> nobody knows disasters like comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hurricane sandy, i booked the strongest, smartest comics i could find. my comedian friends and i will raise money to rebuild homes a
-tweeted before obama's. news of whitney houston's death in february generated more than ten million mentions. humbling. >> i think boris yeltsin at the opec got hit -- >> his tweets or pictures -- >> i'm not sure why he got caught in the zip wire. >> right. right. and him at the opening ceremonies dancing awkwardly. >> him -- him at the opening ceremony got a huge amount of response. >> as it should. we want to know what your favorite tweet, hash tag, or tui tweet, pic -- i hate myself for those terms. get in touch by e-mail, worldwide@cnbc.com. you can also tweet us, @cnbcwex. >>> ahead, north korea held a rocket launch but the international community is hardly impressed. we'll have reaction in a few minutes. >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." here are the top three stories trending at cnbc.com -- which chinese company will overtick amazon as the world's largest retailer by 2016? find out details on our web site. >>> and if you're looking for the dream job, what latest survey results have to say about the best place to work in 2013. right here, isn't it? cnbc.com reveals growing fear
we're following for you. president george h.w. bush in a hospital in houston this holiday season. doctors saying the oldest living former u.s. president now moved into the spencive care unit after what they call a series of setbacks. they're adding that they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >>> hawaii's lieutenant governor brian schatz tapped to fill the seat of the late senator daniel inn way. -- inouye. he had named a congresswoman to preplace him on his death bed, that was his wish. the governor said he made his decisions in the best interests of his party. and second time's a charm, a new poll shows 46% of americans believe the president's job performance will improve in his second term. 22% are preparing for things to get worse, they say. harris: in the country where the government is killing its own citizens, new violence we're learning about in syria. anti-government rebel fighters attacking a government base, and we are learning the international envoy seeking a solution to in this 21-month-old conflict is saying political change is needed immediately to end
's not a question of texas versus new york. it's a question of houston versus dallas in terms of differences in what people want and what people are willing to accept. what people think is the appropriate course. even on the last couple of calls we've had someone say we've got to cut spending. someone else said we need more revenue. and if you look at the polls when it comes to the budget everybody wants the government to do just what it's doing now they just want to pay less for it. that's a good trick if you can figure it out. host: gentlemen, thanks so much for joining us this week. and all our information can be found on c-span's fiscal cliff website. up next we'll talk about the president's cabinet and who is in and who is out. and later it's been over a year since the last u.s. troops withdrew from iraq. the we'll ask michael gordon what the status of that country is today. >> a lot of people that i know looking back on the last 40 years will say that ever since apollo the space program has been a job program. how many jobs can we get in your district, in your state? the space shuttle passed b
a little better after spending christmas in a houston hospital. doctors thought the 88-year-old would be able to go home, but he developed a fever. a spokesman tells cnn the former president has slightly improved. he was hospitalized in late november for bronchitis. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic the former president will be released soon. >>> escalating violence in syria as rebels capture a key military base. now, more signs that the regime of bashar al assad is crumbling. a live record from the region after this. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you
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